Clea Simon
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Clea Simon

Hi! Welcome to my Amazon Connect page. I don't know if you found me because you like fun feline mysteries (my Theda Krakow and Pru Marlowe pet noir series) or savor an academic setting (my Dulcie Schwartz series). You'll find animals in all of them - and in my Blackie & Care mysteries, "The Ninth Life" and the new "As Dark As My Fur," which take a darker turn than any of my previous books, too (with a black cat, naturally). Maybe you remember me as a rock music critic - I used to write for everyone from the Boston Phoenix to Rolling Stone. My next mystery, "World Enough," takes me back to the clubs, sticky floors and all.

You might be wondering about my "Dogs Don't Lie." Yup, it's got a dog in it, and many of the Pru Marlowe books feature other animals. But Pru, an animal psychic, couldn't function without her sidekick, an irascible tabby named Wallis. They both appear in "Cats Can't Shoot," "Parrots Prove Deadly," and the latest Pru "Panthers Play for Keeps," and "Kittens Can Kill." (Look for "When Bunnies Go Bad" in March 2016! All from Poisoned Pen Press) Meanwhile, I hope you are enjoying my Theda Krakow series - "Mew is for Murder," "Cattery Row," "Cries and Whiskers," or "Probable Claws" - and my Dulcie Schwartz series (think cats AND ghosts!) with "Shades of Grey," "Grey Matters," "Grey Zone," "Grey Expectations," "True Grey," "Grey Howl," "Stages of Grey," and "Code Grey" (all from Severn House). Or perhaps we share some family issues, and you're looking at "Mad House" or "Fatherless Women." Or maybe you just love cats and are interested in my "The Feline Mystique." At any rate, good to meet you! I'm a writer and journalist, an avid reader, and am looking forward to making this page lively and fun.

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Best Sellers

    • Kittens Can Kill

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 5
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behavior expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dogs Don’t Lie

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 1
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, though not cozy, mystery

    • By Karen K on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $19.56

    • When Bunnies Go Bad

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Winter is hard in Beauville, where the melting snow can reveal much more than last season's dead leaves....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Grey Dawn

    • A Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mystery
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When grad student Dulcie Schwartz hears a wolf late one night she tries to dismiss it, but the noises, the dark building, and an unnerving sighting of her adviser all combine to give her the creeps....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Cats Can’t Shoot

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 2
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there’s been a cat shooting, she’s furious....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like book 1, was OK

    • By Karen K on 08-12-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Panthers Play for Keeps

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Pru Marlowe takes a dog for a walk, she doesn't expect to find a body....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration, Same series flaws

    • By Karen K on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Parrots Prove Deadly

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noire, Book 3
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foulmouthed African gray after its owner’s death, she can’t help hearing the parrot’s words as a replay of a murder scene....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pru and four-footed friends are back

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $18.80

    • Grey Expectations

    • A Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Could a missing book be haunted? Dulcie Schwartz doesn't want to think so, but ever since it disappeared from the university, things have gone from bad to worse....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Grey Zone

    • A Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Cries and Whiskers

    • A Theda Krakow Mystery
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Music-journalist Theda Krakow is caught up in investigating the rise of a dangerous new designer drug that threatens the musicians and fans of her beloved club scene....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narrator

    • By Book reader on 03-10-08

    Regular price: $20.97

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